The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 29, 2013

Ringwood Watermelon Fair Saturday features 5K, Fun Run

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Ringwood Watermelon Fair will be off and running Saturday, literally, as organizers have slated their first 5K & Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.

Registration begins at 7 at Vanessa’s restaurant on Main Street for the event, which is the first in a full day of activities, said Amy Haffner, vice president of Ringwood Community Fair Board.

The annual parade begins at 10:30, and as things start to heat up, residents can cool down with a free splash pad activity, Haffner said.

Most of the events can be found along Main Street in the town, with a few activities slated for the town park a few blocks away.

Two fundraising meals will be available for lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A taco dinner is being prepared by Ringwood Public Schools’ junior class at the school cafeteria to raise money for the prom, and sub sandwiches will be in front of Ringwood First Baptist Church from Oklahoma Hearts for Adoption, which is raising money for grants to help families adopting children.

A free watermelon feed will be ongoing from noon to 2.

Horseshoe pitching is slated at the park at 1, and turtle races and children’s games will begin at 1:30.

There will be a barbecue meal by donation by the fair board, that will help raise money for next year’s event and to support the livestock show and candy for the Christmas pageant, Haffner said.

The evening will wrap up with a watermelon and pie auction at 7, fireworks at dusk and a street dance afterward featuring the Jake Bowers Band until midnight.